Issue 40

Issue 40

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Encouragement and acceptance are the most important things we can give other quilters – helping a newbie solve a problem, coaxing a friend who isn’t confident in their abilities, or being your friend’s biggest cheerleader when they launch a quilty business. It doesn’t mean criticising someone if they don’t know all the rules yet (no Quilt Police!) or making them feel like they’re asking stupid questions. It means accepting that some of us have less time or money to dedicate to quilting. If you’re an experienced quilter, be a great encourager. In this issue we meet Emily Watts on who tells us how her neighbour Judith was instrumental in starting her off with quilting. If you can, be a Judith! The more we encourage and lift each other up, the more our craft will continue to prosper. In this issue, we also MEET Nic Vaughan and Monika Henry. We MAKE star quilts, triangle quilts, and a choose your own adventure quilt!, find a use for those coveted selvedges and make the sweetest embroidered needlebook. We MOTIVATE you to streamline your piecing with our guide to shortcutting your patchwork!

Make Modern magazines are jam-packed with modern quilt patterns suitable for beginner quilters to advanced, and articles about modern quilting guaranteed to make you smile, inspire you to quilt outside your comfort zone, and start making modern quilts today. Our beautiful patchwork magazine is published independently by a team of quilters, and priced at just AU$12 (approx. US$10, CA$11, €8 or £7).

*Price in AUD converted to your currency during checkout. Make Modern is a digital modern quilt magazine available worldwide. Instantly download the 100+ page PDF to your device and print pages as you like.


Included Patterns:

  • Fire Quilt by Jen Shaffer (@patternsbyjen)

  • Stand Out Starburst Quilt by Leanne Parsons (@devotedquilter)

  • Needlebook by Amanda Conger (@mrsdragon)

  • Selvedge Pincushions by Kristy Lea (@quietplay)

  • Midsummer Night Quilt by Ruth Fortune (@lafortunadesigns)

  • Audley Quilt by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch)

  • Zella Quilt by Sarah Campbell (@stitchmodequilts)

  • Modern Railfence Quilt by Sonalee Suchismita (@sonaleeleena)

  • Block Adventures Quilt & Cushion by Monika Henry (@pennyspoolquilts) & Katy Devlin (@lethargiclass)

  • Selfie Quilt by Tacy Gray (@tacygray)

Featured Articles:

  • Smash That Stash: Orphan Blocks by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Precise Piecing: Shortcut Your Patchwork by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Emily Watts (@emilywattsquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Nic Vaughan (@craftapalooza)

  • Meet the Maker: Monika Henry (@pennyspoolquilts)

  • Gallery: Modern Colourwash Quilts by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): Finding Inspiration

  • Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): Ready. Cut. Sew.

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Fussy Cutting Fancy

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): FMQ Tips from the Quilting Rock Stars